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  • October 17, 2017

Dean Palazzo, along with President Ray Watts and Provost Pam Benoit, joined several invited guests to celebrate the groundbreaking for our new arts and sciences academic building on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Dean Palazzo, along with President Ray Watts and Provost Pam Benoit, joined several invited guests to celebrate the groundbreaking for our new arts and sciences academic building on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Members of the UAB Pep Band welcomed attendees, including UAB senior administrators, representatives from UAB Facilities, deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, and students. Special guests included employees of contractor M.J. Harris, architecture firm Goodwin | Mills | Cawood, and the first donors to the building: Philosophy faculty members Dr. Greg Pence, chair, and Dr. Ted Benditt and his wife Anne. After President Watts, Provost Benoit, and Dean Palazzo gave their enthusiastic remarks, they joined the groundbreaking ceremony with fellow shovelers Wes Calhoun, College Alumni Board President; Mike Rodgers, UA System Vice Chancellor for Construction Management; Allen Bolton, UAB Vice President of Finance; Bob McMains, UAB Chief Facilities Officer; Mugdha Mokashi, President of the Undergraduate Student Government Association, and Amy Evans, Executive Director of Operations for the College.